Woman claims Kim Kardashian's Skims bodysuit saved her life when she was shot four times

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By Kim Novak

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A woman has credited Kim Kardashian's shapewear line Skims with saving her life after she was shot four times.

Skims was founded by Kim in 2019, selling shapewear and clothing in a range of sizes from XXS to 5XL and in a variety of skin-toned colors.

Inspired by Kims own struggles to find great shapewear, the line proved so incredibly popular it was valued at over $4 billion in July 2023.

However, while the intended goal was to help women feel great in their clothes, Skims appears to have had another unintended benefit of literally saving one wearer's life.

A TikTok user called Angelina Wiley, who goes by the handle honeygxd took to the video-sharing site to reveal that her Skims seamless sculpt thong bodysuit helped stop her from bleeding out when she was shot four times.

The 22-year-old told her followers: "Kim Kardashian saved my life," before adding: "This New Year's I got shot four times.

"The night that I got shot, under my dress, I was wearing a Skims shaping bodysuit. It was so tight on me that it literally kept me from bleeding out."

Angelina continued: "I recommend it! I'm definitely going to buy some more. I mean, I should wear it every day - it's like body armor for women.

"Call it fate or Jesus, but I’mma call it Kim. I’mma call it Kim for sure."

She joked in the caption to the video: "no but fr, thanks Kim."

The video, which was originally posted in May, ended up going so viral that it even caught the attention of Kim, who shared it on her own Instagram Story, simply adding: "wowww."

Angelina has shared several videos about the traumatic event and attempted to explain why her Skims bodysuit had stopped her injuries being even worse than they were.

She explained: "What the bullet would've hit changed because of the shapewear. If I wasn't wearing it - I feel bad saying it because I feel self-conscious - but where my stomach would have been it would have hit different.

"Where my stomach fat was pushed it made it hit the fattier part instead. That's why they actually haven't removed it [the bullet], because it would be higher risk to take it out than it would be to just leave it.

"I was so sad because that was the first day I had to wear it, because I bought it and it finally delivered to my house on December 31st at like 3 or 4PM. I was so excited to wear it I didn't even wash it."

Angelina was shot four times in Kansas City, Missouri, while waiting for food at a food truck on New Year's Eve, and was left with a cracked pelvis and ruptured bladder.

Eyewitnesses told KCTV that a man that was standing outside a car that was stuck in traffic began yelling at the driver and started shooting near the car, leaving Angelina and another person with life-threatening injuries.

Dr. Richard Doyle, an emergency medicine physician with Northwestern Medical Group and instructor of emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told Forbes that it is "feasible" that the bodysuit may well have helped save Angelina.

He explained that gunshot wounds are initially managed by controlling the bleeding with "direct pressure to the wound or tourniquet proximal to wound" being "ideal", adding that the compression provided by the bodysuit could have slowed the bleeding and allowed Angelina more time to get to hospital and receive treatment.

We're off to stock up on Skims bodysuits.

Featured image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SKIMS

Woman claims Kim Kardashian's Skims bodysuit saved her life when she was shot four times

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By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

A woman has credited Kim Kardashian's shapewear line Skims with saving her life after she was shot four times.

Skims was founded by Kim in 2019, selling shapewear and clothing in a range of sizes from XXS to 5XL and in a variety of skin-toned colors.

Inspired by Kims own struggles to find great shapewear, the line proved so incredibly popular it was valued at over $4 billion in July 2023.

However, while the intended goal was to help women feel great in their clothes, Skims appears to have had another unintended benefit of literally saving one wearer's life.

A TikTok user called Angelina Wiley, who goes by the handle honeygxd took to the video-sharing site to reveal that her Skims seamless sculpt thong bodysuit helped stop her from bleeding out when she was shot four times.

The 22-year-old told her followers: "Kim Kardashian saved my life," before adding: "This New Year's I got shot four times.

"The night that I got shot, under my dress, I was wearing a Skims shaping bodysuit. It was so tight on me that it literally kept me from bleeding out."

Angelina continued: "I recommend it! I'm definitely going to buy some more. I mean, I should wear it every day - it's like body armor for women.

"Call it fate or Jesus, but I’mma call it Kim. I’mma call it Kim for sure."

She joked in the caption to the video: "no but fr, thanks Kim."

The video, which was originally posted in May, ended up going so viral that it even caught the attention of Kim, who shared it on her own Instagram Story, simply adding: "wowww."

Angelina has shared several videos about the traumatic event and attempted to explain why her Skims bodysuit had stopped her injuries being even worse than they were.

She explained: "What the bullet would've hit changed because of the shapewear. If I wasn't wearing it - I feel bad saying it because I feel self-conscious - but where my stomach would have been it would have hit different.

"Where my stomach fat was pushed it made it hit the fattier part instead. That's why they actually haven't removed it [the bullet], because it would be higher risk to take it out than it would be to just leave it.

"I was so sad because that was the first day I had to wear it, because I bought it and it finally delivered to my house on December 31st at like 3 or 4PM. I was so excited to wear it I didn't even wash it."

Angelina was shot four times in Kansas City, Missouri, while waiting for food at a food truck on New Year's Eve, and was left with a cracked pelvis and ruptured bladder.

Eyewitnesses told KCTV that a man that was standing outside a car that was stuck in traffic began yelling at the driver and started shooting near the car, leaving Angelina and another person with life-threatening injuries.

Dr. Richard Doyle, an emergency medicine physician with Northwestern Medical Group and instructor of emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told Forbes that it is "feasible" that the bodysuit may well have helped save Angelina.

He explained that gunshot wounds are initially managed by controlling the bleeding with "direct pressure to the wound or tourniquet proximal to wound" being "ideal", adding that the compression provided by the bodysuit could have slowed the bleeding and allowed Angelina more time to get to hospital and receive treatment.

We're off to stock up on Skims bodysuits.

Featured image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SKIMS